Marriage General

ACTION COMPLETED

Sign Petition: Stop Latest Attempt to Undermine Prop 8
Demand Veto of California “Trojan Horse” Marriage Bill
 SACRAMENTO, September 1, 2010 – The California legislature has sent to the Governor's desk SB 906, a Trojan horse marriage bill designed to help undermine Prop 8. Join thousands of California voters by signing a petition to send a strong message for the Governor to veto this latest slap at the more than 7 million voters who passed the initiative to define marriage between a man and a woman in November 2008.


"Catholic" Group Organizes to
Challenges Church Teaching on Homosexuality

WASHINGTON, August 23, 2010 - A cadre of homosexualist activists are preparing to launch a new group, Catholics for Equality, whose self-proclaimed mission is to lead lay Catholics away from the institutional Church's teaching on sexuality and encourage support for homosexual "marriage."


SB 906 Passes Assembly 51 to 26
Moves to Senate then to Governor's Desk
SACRAMENTO, August 19, 2010—SB 906, the Trojan Horse marriage bill, passed the CA State Assembly August 19 with 51 votes. CCG opposed this bill (see details).The affirmative votes included those of two Republicans—Sam Blakeslee of San Louis Obispo and Nathan Fletcher of San Diego. Two Assemblymembers abstained from voting, both Democrats—Wilmer Carter of Rialto and Cathleen Galgiani of Tracy.


Cardinal: Mexican Justices Were Bribed for Gay 'Marriage' Vote
Governor Threatens Charges Against Cardinal
Archdiocese Threatens to Reveal Proofs if Charges Brought
GUADALAJARA, August 19, 2010 - A spokesman for the Archdiocese of Guadalajara yesterday told reporters that the Cardinal Archbishop of that city has proof to back up his contention that the justices of the Supreme Court were in some way "fed" by backers of homosexual "marriage" and adoption in order to gain their votes in favor of the policies.


ACTION ALERT

Ninth Circuit Court Halts CA Same-Sex "Marriage"
Stay Granted Pending Appeal of Prop 8 Decision

SAN FRANCISCO, August 16, 2010  -- This afternoon, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a request by Prop 8 proponents to stay U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker’s order that same-sex "marriage" could begin on August 18. The Appeals Court is thereby upholding the vote  of 7 million Californians while the Perry v. Schwarzenegger case is  heard on appeal.


Prop. 8 Judge: Pope Hurt Homosexuals
SAN FRANCISCO, California, August 9, 2010 -- In the 136-page ruling overturning California's ban on "gay marriage," Judge Vaughn Walker cites a document signed by then-Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, to show that "religious beliefs that gay and lesbian relationships are sinful" can "harm gays and lesbians."


Prop 8 Trial Decision is Radical, But Instructive
Walker Overreaches in Claiming Cal Voters Irrational

SAN FRANCISCO, August 5, 2010(revised), -- On Wednesday, August 4, Federal Judge Vaughn Walker overturned Proposition 8 and the decision of more than 7 million California voters who passed it in 2008.  He did this in a most radical way claiming that there is no possible rationale or unique value for an institution that unites a man and a woman with each other and any children who come from the union. 


Quotes from Fed District Court Decision Overturning Prop 8


Lead Defense Counsel Statement on August 4 Perry v. Schwarzenegger Decision


PAST ACTION ALERT

ABA Considers Resolution to Redefine Marriage
Appeals to States: Clear Barriers to Same-Sex "Marriage"
Ask Lawyers to Write to Bar Association
SAN FRANCISCO, July 16, 2010 -- When it meets for its annual convention in San Francisco, August 5 - 10, 2010, the American Bar Association will be considering a resolution appealing for the redefinition of marriage at the state level .


DC Appeals Court Rejects Right of Voters to Decide Marriage
Majority Finds "Traditional" Marriage Discriminatory
WASHINGTON, July 15, 2010 — In a narrow 5–4 ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, upheld the decision of the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics to block residents from voting on the legal definition of marriage. This was despite a requirement by the D.C. Charter, which serves as a constitution for the district, that guarantees citizens the right to initiate and vote on any legislation except for “laws appropriating funds.”


Closing Arguments Frame the Issues in Trial to Overturn Prop 8
Case Goes to the Judge
Decision Pending on Future of Marriage

SAN FRANCISCO, June 16, 2010 – The message delivered to Federal District Judge Vaughn Walker by Prop 8 proponents during the closing arguments at the trial to redefine marriage in San Francisco was clear. The voters have overwhelming authority and rational reasons for defining marriage between a man and a woman. The voters’ decision to pass Prop 8 cannot be overturned unless the plaintiffs negate every single claim of state interest for promoting the uniquely pervasive institution that channels procreative activity into a stable relationship.


Pray for the
Prop 8 Marriage
Trial

No TV Cameras, says Prop 8 Trial Judge
Closing Arguments on Wednesday, June 16

SAN FRANCISCO, June 11, 2010 -- Yesterday, Federal District Judge Vaughn Walker announced that there would be no TV cameras permitted for the closing argument in the federal trail to overturn Prop 8. He was responding to requests by TV networks to televise closing arguments.


Pray for the
Prop 8 Marriage
Trial

Judge's Questions Point to Absurdity of Prop 8 MarriageTrial
Preparations for Closing Arguments on June 16
Prayer Needed

SAN FRANCISCO, June 9, 2010 -- The Prop 8 trial in San Francisco took another bizarre twist yesterday as groundwork is being laid for closing arguments in the case that are scheduled for Wednesday, June 16. The Judge asked plaintiffs and proponents for responses to series of questions that only highlight the absurdity of putting marriage and the intentions of California voters on trial. Some of the questions are listed below to demonstrate the point.


Prop 8 Marriage Trial Update: New Developments
ACLU and Equalty California Turn Over Documents
Closing Arguments Set for June 16

SAN FRANCISCO, May 4, 2010 -- While the marriage trial in the San Francisco Federal District Courtroom of Chief Judge Vaughn Walker has been in recess since January 27, there have been some very important behind-the-scenes struggles that could have consequences for the outcome of the trial and for subsequent appeals, possibly heading all the way to the Supreme Court.



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